Become a Friend

Want to attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects? Be invited to special events? Get all this and help support the Andersen Horticultural Library too! Become a friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library, open to all interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. See below for a listing of events. 

Join the Friends today! Join online, or download the registration form. Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library are $15 for a household. 

Benefits include:

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual fall Friends book sale that raises funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • A minimum of five programs annually with speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries.

2017 Friends Events:

(Friends events are not open to the public unless specified.)

January 23, 2017, 1:00pm, Snyder Auditorium
Friends regular meeting. Julia Bohnen, Gardening with Native Plants to Create Pollinator Habitat

April 24, 2017, 1:00pm, Snyder Auditorium
Friends regular meeting. Phyllis Root, author of award winning Children's books, Discovering MN; Learning about the Diversity of Habitats, the Inhabitants and Phenology.  Phyllis Root is the author of several Children's books on the wonders of the natural world.  Her recently released book "One North Star" looks at ten different habitats. Books by Ms. Root will be available for purchase and signing. 

June 9, 2017, 11:30 - 1:00pm, Snyder Auditorium  
Friends banquet with Mira Nakashima, furniture designer and maker. 

July 24, 2017, 1:00pm, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
Friends annual meeting. Heather Holm, author of two books about pollinators/bees, Common Native Bees: Their Life Cycles and Foraging Behaviors. Ms. Holm's books, one on pollinators and one on native bees will be available for purchase and signing.

October 5, 2017, 3:30pm - 6:30pm, *New venue! MacMillan Auditorium
Preview book sale for Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library. Members only.

October 6-8, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm, *New venue! MacMillan Auditorium
Friends of Andersen Horticultural Library Book Sale.

October 23, 2017, 1:00pm, Snyder Auditorium
Friends regular meeting.  Dylan Hannon, The Huntington, Curator of the Conservatory and Tropical Collection. Tropical Begonias at The Huntington. Dylan Hannon will talk about aspects of begonia cultivation in the Conservatory and Tropical Collections at The Huntington Botanical Gardens.  In addition the talk will include travel highlights to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Colombia.  

Friends Booksale 

We are accepting donations of gently-used books, magazines, DVDs or CDs for our fall booksale until September 18, 2017.  Items should be in gently used condition and brought to the Andersen Horticultural Library during open hours. Thank you for your support.